Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Callisto pfaffenzelleri

Callisto pfaffenzelleri (Frey, 1856)


The mine begins near the leaf margin. From there develops a small (<1.5 cm) lower-surface tentiform mine with only weak folds. The older larva lives free under a leaf margin that has been folded upwards, sometimes also between spun leaves.

host plants

Rosaceae, oligophagous

Amelanchier; Cotoneaster integerrimus; Sorbus.


Larvae in July.

distribution within Europe

Alps; according to Maček (1999a) also Slovenia.

larva, pupa

Pronotum with 2+2 black spots;s photos in Schmid.


Parornix pfaffenzelleri.


Burmann (1951a), Hering (1957a), Huemer (1988a), Maček (1999a), Schmid (2019a).

Last modified 11.ii.2021